English

Hone your writing skills while deepening your appreciation of literature. Through discussion and close personal attention, you’ll develop analytical, critical reasoning, and communication skills highly sought after by employers in many fields. These skills will also provide you with an excellent foundation for graduate study.

Degree Offered: B.A.
Offered on the Augusta and Bangor campuses


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If you've graduated or you're about to graduate with an Associates Degree in a technical or vocational area, our Bachelor of Applied Science Degree is your natural next step to advance in your current career, receive a promotion, improve and expand your business, or simply broaden your outlook on the world.

Degree Offered: BS
Offered in Augusta, Bangor, at sites statewide and online

UMA's Applied Science program is designed for graduates with their Associate Degree to move on to receive their Bachelors. If you're one of those people, you might be surprised how close you are to a Bachelors Degree. For example, UMA has established a partnership agreement with the Maine Community Colleges System (MCCS), so that most MCCS graduates are more than half way to earning our Bachelor's of Applied Science.

In our program, you'll focus on a specific knowledge area by choosing a minor in one of the following areas: Accounting, Addiction Studies, Art, Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration, Early Childhood Services, English, Financial Services, Geriatric Human Services, Justice Studies, Mathematics, Photography, Political Science, Small Business Management, and Women's Studies.

Along with your program focus, we'll also broaden your liberal arts background with courses in English, communications, social and natural science, humanities, fine arts, and mathematics. When you graduate with your BAS Degree, you'll meet the following learning outcomes:

  • a well-rounded understanding of the major functional areas of your chosen minor
  • well developed written and oral communication skills
  • strong analytic and critical thinking skills and the ability to:
    • utilize current technology
    • understand ethical decision models
    • conduct both quantitative and qualitative analysis of problems
    • form opinions based on analysis
    • support conclusions with evidence

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